Insurance Ireland President's Lunch 2023


Date: Friday, 19th May 2023

Venue: InterContinental Hotel, 4 Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 A9K8

Time: 12:15 PM to 15:00 PM

Full event website available here.



This is the flagship annual gathering for the industry. Running over 30 years, the Insurance Ireland President's Lunch is a must attend event for senior executives from the Irish and international re/insurance sector.

Last year, we were joined by over 400 members and guests who had the opportunity to yet again network with other members of the insurance industry, stakeholders and to listen to updates on the impact of the insurance industry on our wider economy from our keynote speaker the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Gabriel Maklouf. 

Following on from this success, we are pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD, Minister for State in the Department for Finance with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, as the keynote speaker for 2023.

We are delighted to welcome Irish Life as our exclusive sponsor for the President's Lunch 2023.


Registration for non-members of Insurance Ireland 

Invites were issued to members of Insurance Ireland. If a member has not recieved the invite please contact to register through a specific link.



12.15pm - Networking Reception

12.45pm - Guests seated  

13.00pm - Welcome: Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Insurance Ireland

13.05pm - President’s Address: Stephen Devine, CEO, SCOR Global Reinsurance Ireland

13.15pm - Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Minister for State in the Department for Finance

13.25pm - CEO’s Address: Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Insurance Ireland

13.35pm - Lunch

15.10pm - Dessert /Networking



Dr. Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Minister for State in the Department for Finance with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance

Minister for State in the Department for Finance with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance Minister Carroll MacNeill was elected as a TD for Dún Laoghaire in the 2020 General Election.

Prior to her appointment to the Department of Finance, the Minister was a member of a number of Oireachtas Committees including the Public Accounts Committee, the Justice Committee and the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

She is a qualified Solicitor and Barrister, holding a PhD in public policy, with over a decade of experience working in a range of government departments on policy and legislation prior to her election as a TD.


Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Insurance Ireland 

Moyagh Murdock is the Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Ireland having taken over the role from Interim CEO Gerry Hassett in April 2020.

Previously she was the CEO of the Road Safety Authority, a position she has held since February 2014. Prior to taking up the CEO role in the RSA, she was Chief Operating Officer for Bus Éireann after having first joined the company in 2007 as the Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer with responsibility for the fleet maintenance and garage operations.

Originally from Newry, Co. Down, Moyagh graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering. She also holds an MBA from Dublin City University and a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Transport Operations Management.


Stephen Devine, CEO, SCOR Global Reinsurance Ireland


President, Insurance Ireland Stephen is a qualified actuary (FIA) since 1990 and also a graduate of University College Dublin - MBA (1999).

Stephen is CEO and a director of SCOR Global Reinsurance Ireland dac (SGRI) and is also a director of SCOR Ireland dac (SI), a 74% subsidiary of SGRI. SCOR is one of the world’s top reinsurers operating in all continents and has built a very strong presence in Ireland, directing to SGRI & SI a substantial portion of the Group’s overall financial substance.

Whilst Stephen’s career has been predominantly in life (re)insurance, more recently SCOR Irish subsidiaries have started to write a substantial volume of non-life business widely diversified by risk-type and by geography.

After 4 years in pension consulting and assessment of damages, in 1988 Stephen joined Bank of Ireland Lifetime Assurance (New Ireland) and went on to hold management positions in product development, valuations, operations/IT and marketing there and subsequently at Eagle Star (Zurich Life), 1996 - 2002. From 1999, he ran a Zurich subsidiary writing EU cross-border life assurance business, becoming very familiar with the freedom of services and freedom of establishment models of business. 

In 2002, he joined Transamerica Reinsurance (TARe), a business unit of AEGON, to help establish its Irish subsidiary and became its CEO in 2006. Stephen and his team grew the Irish balance sheet to US$22 billion and guided it through the extreme challenges of the financial crisis and its aftermath.

In 2011 SCOR, the global reinsurer with its HQ in Paris, acquired TARe and Stephen became CEO for Ireland. In 2014 Stephen moved to a global role as Chief Reserving & Valuation Actuary for the SCOR’s life business unit, which included leading its life Solvency 2 Project Team. In 2019 he returned to the role of local CEO.

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